Systems Center, virtualization & sharing servers
I have gotten myself in a bit of a mental knot on this one. I'm up acronym creek without a glossary, you might say.
The background: setting up a new virtual infrastructure. 2 fat servers to be hosts, one lightweight to act as a physical DC, host SCVMM and run the backups on the attached LOT5 autoloader.
So this lightweight machine needs SCVMM on it, and needs DPM on it. DPM doesn't play nicely with SCOM, but SCOM integrates very nicely with SCVMM. I want to use SCCM as well, using proper SQL where I can.
As far as I can tell - and what I'm asking here is for someone to validate or correct my assumptions - SCVMM and SCOM don't need to be on the same server to integrate. As such, can I just install SCVMM, set up all the HAVM stuff, then stick SCOM on a VM and integrate from there?
SCCM will also want to be on a VM as well. Thinking about overheads, can I stick SCCM, SCOM and their SQL all in one VM, or am I better separating out?
We're only 400 hosts, and something less than a dozen VM servers at the end of it all, so our needs aren't too great, I'm just trying to wrap my head around all the different dependencies and... avoidancies... and acronyms. It's turning into the wedding reception table planning problem at this point, to be honest. Anyone done the same/similar who can shed light on this? I don't really want to have to spend a few hundred quid on an extra physical server just to connect to the autoloader, just because SCOM and DPM fell out at break time and can't sit next to each other...